How to Construct the Best Looking Riding Arena

Aug 24, 2017Uncategorized

If you’re in the enviable position to think about constructing your own riding arena or wish to refurbish your existing arena, it can be difficult to know where to start. You’re likely to want an arena that offers the very best riding surface in all weathers, as well as being visually attractive. Here at Equestrian Direct, we can help; we are passionate about providing you with the very best, latest surfaces and a full project management service. So how do you go about your riding arena construction?


As they say, failure to prepare is preparing to fail, so you need to do your research and plan away. Are you going to book a professional company to install your arena or will you try DIY? Whichever you choose, Equestrian Direct have the ideal solution. We offer both full construction or we can simply supply you with your chosen surface.

Before even thinking about what surface you’ll need for your arena, you should make a list of what you need from your surface. Do you need your arena for one specific discipline or should it be suitable for all disciplines? Only when you know what you want from a surface should you begin to make a decision.

Choices, Choices!

Having spent some time researching and planning what you want from your riding arena in terms of both aesthetics and surface, the choices you have to make should be fairly simple. You need to consider the size of your arena; the average size is 20m x 40m but the size is entirely down to your requirements and specifications.

The surface is the most important decision that you’ll make and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you don’t choose the right surface, your arena could become unusable in extreme weather conditions and temperatures, and may not offer the right support for your horse. Here at Equestrian Direct we employ a ‘try before you buy’ service; we can arrange for you to try out your chosen surface before you buy so you can be 100% sure about your decision.

If you would like more information about our services or our surfaces, please visit our website or give us a call, if you have any questions, to speak to a member of our experienced and friendly team.